Karimnagar: Polling of Karimnagar Municipal Corporation went off peacefully on Friday. Though polling for 14 municipalities and Ramagundam Municipal Corporation of erstwhile Karimangar district was held on Januarry 22, Karimangar corporation election was posted to January 24 following the court cases.

As two of the corporators were elected unanimously, polling held for 58 divisions. A total of 369 aspirants were in fray for remaining corporator posts. Officials have arranged 377 polling stations for convenience of 2,72,195 electorates to exercise their franchise. Voters lined up at the polling stations from 7 am onwards as the polling process began.

BC Welfare and Civil Supplies Minister, Gangula Kamalakar along with his family members exercised his vote in Trinity Girls College. Telangana State Planning Commission vice-chairman, B Vinod Kumar also cast his vote.

While local MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar cast his vote in St. Alphonsas High School, TPCC working president Ponnam Prabhakar exercised his franchise in Paramitha High School, Mankammathota.

Speaking on the occasion, Kamalakar expressed happiness for casting vote in the capacity of cabinet minister. Though he had voted number of times as MLA and councilor, he for the first time exercised his franchise after becoming the minister, he informed and said that he was more excited to vote in the capacity of minister.

Except for Karimangar Municipal Corporation, about 70 percent voting was recorded in 14 municipalities and Ramagundam Corporation. Sircilla district stood in the first place with 83.23 polling percent. In municipality wise, Sultanabad recorded the highest percentage 83.29. Huzurabad got 82.49 percentage, Sircilla 81.78, Choppadandi 81.12, Vemulawa 80.98, Manthani 79.83, Kothapalli 79.70, Jammikunta 78.89, Peddapalli 76.22, Dharmapuri 76.36, Raikal 76.02, Metpalli 72.40, Korutla 72.30, Jagitial 72.09 and Ramagundam corporation has recorded the lowest of 67.66 percent polling.

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